Do you want a chance to exhibit a fantastic quilt of yours at the Festival of Quilts in 2016? The Irish Patchwork Society will be putting a quilt forward for the Diversity in Europe EQA Quilt Gallery at the Festival of Quilts.
This gallery will showcase the work of artists from 17 countries. Because only one quilt will be representing Ireland, this will be quite the honour!
The process of choosing a quilt is this: Each branch will nominate a quilt to represent the branch and submit it to the Executive Committee for consideration.
Do you have a quilt you’d like to nominate? If so, bring it to our meeting on May 14th to show it for consideration, or if you’re unable to attend the meeting, send a good quality photograph to our email address at email@example.com. See the rules below for guidelines for submission.
The quilt to represent our branch will be chosen by the committee at the committee meeting on May 28th.
— Size of Quilt:
- Maximum height 2.5 m, maximum width 2.5 m
- Minimum height 1 m, minimum width 1 m
- Maximum perimeter (all the way around the quilt) 9 meters
- Minimum perimeter (all the way around the quilt) 4 meters
— All quilts must have a 10 cm (4 inch) having sleeve with extra fullness to accommodate the rod) sewn 1 cm below the top of the quilt and stopping 2 cm at each side
— All quilts must include the following information at the bottom of the quilt, either on a fabric label securely attached to the back of the quilt or written directly on the back of the quilt – owner’s name, and full postal address (including country), Name of the quilt.
— All quilts must have a quilt maker’s statement.
For more information, see the article in the Winter Newsletter on page 8.